On Our Plate: Top 50 Foodie Restaurants; Dine Out Irene + More Charitable Events; Gwinnett Restaurant Week and Others Continue; Work for OpenTable

Dine Out Irene supports NY-area farms that were devastated by the recent hurricane.

Happenings on and around OpenTable this week…

* We’re feting the winners of the OpenTable 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for Fit for Foodies restaurants. Find out which 50 restaurants earned awards — and which region swept the nation!

* It’s on! Help end childhood hunger now by dining at a restaurant participating in the Share Our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign, through September 24, 2011. Find a table near you now!

* Other opportunities to give back while dining out include Bay Area Dine Out for Meals on Wheels on October 4, Dine Out + Donate to StreetSmart 4 Kids in San Francisco from September 15 to November 15, and Dine Out Irene in New York on September 25, From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out in Baltimore from October 2-9, and Chicago’s In Good Taste from October 1-31.

* Purchase tickets for the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) “World Fare: A Street Food Festival” in Arlington, Virginia, on October 2, 2011, to enjoy fine fare and drink from the D.C. area’s best female chefs, brewers, sommeliers, farmers, bee keepers, cheese makers, food truck operators and more

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Arizona Restaurant Week, Discover Queens Restaurant WeekCenter City District Restaurant WeekFlavor Palm Beach, Gwinnett Restaurant WeekMiami SpiceSan Diego Restaurant WeekSilicon Valley Restaurant Week, and Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

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